Projects at Work
  • Leadership

    Yin-Yang Leadership

    - by Susanne Madsen (February 25, 2015)

    The ability to fully support and enable your team to grow, and at the same time challenge and stretch it, is a skill that can be learned and honed over time. Let’s look at how you can do this by using the concepts of yang (which pushes continous improvement and innovation) and yin (which steps back and enables the team to do so).

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  • Collaboration

    Improve It Or Lose It

    - by Joachim Ahlstrom (February 11, 2015)

    High-performance teams keep it simple, stay focused and positive, create ownership, and take systematic approaches. These principles are also crucial to creating a continuous improvement culture and mindset, but many organizations get bogged down. Let’s take a closer look at why, and how common pitfalls can be avoided.

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  • Agile

    Do No Sprint Harm

    - by Bart Gerardi (January 21, 2015)

    Creating a test sprint or varying the length of a sprint might seem like helpful ideas to address common problems on agile projects, but they should be avoided at all costs. These anti-patterns won’t fix the real underlying issues; in fact, they will probably exacerbate them and weaken your team.

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Agile

2015 Agile PM Software Report

- by ProjectsatWork.com (February 25, 2015)

A new research report from Software Advice sheds light on which functionalities of agile project management software have the greatest impact on efficiency, and the extent to which agile methods are used in teams beyond software development.

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Agile

Everyone In On Estimates

- by Bart Gerardi (February 18, 2015)

Establishing a small "brain trust" to develop project estimates might seem like a reasonable way to optimize resources, but it goes against three closely held Agile principles. Worse, it will likely lead to less accurate estimates, while disengaging the team and undermining value.

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Lita M: "Very good tool! Thank you!" on Program-Level Strategic Alignment Checklist
February 27, 2015

Torben O: "Susanne. I read the abstract a couple of times and concluded, that someone made …" on Yin-Yang Leadership
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farhan l: "Great post and gives a nice reflection of PM leadership. It is actually a habit…" on Yin-Yang Leadership
February 26, 2015

Vicki M: "Great point about the need for a balanced approached for optimum project perform…" on Yin-Yang Leadership
February 26, 2015

 

TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

BLOGS

Large Scale Scrum (LeSS)

Posted by Dave Prior

Scaling Scrum is an ongoing hot topic in the Agile space. For a while the most common answer to the question was scrum of scrums. It's a sensible approach, and it works... up to a poi...
Posted in: The Reluctant Agilist


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